Fons & Porter Blog

From the expert quilting staff at Fons & Porter, we welcome you to our quilting blog filled with rich content, perfect for quilters of every level – whether you just picked up the bug or have been quilting for years.

Here, you’ll find quilting techniques, tips and tricks from quilting experts aimed at helping you improve your skills one step at a time. You’ll also find information about quilt styles and blocks, like our popular Block Friday series where we profile a different quilt block each week and give you suggestions on using them in your quilts. We also talk about some of the important questions in quilting like how to bind your quilt and whether or not you should prewash your quilt fabrics, along with some surprises.


Have you checked out the Quilts of Valor project and fabric collections?

If you like patriotic fabrics, you’ve got to check out these fabric companies and the collections they’ve put together for Quilts of Valor. They should be coming to a fabric store near you soon! At market in October 2010, nine fabric companies launched designs for this special program to be released in Spring of 2011.The companies are Andover,…


Our Afghan Quilt Project

What started in the beginning of November as a phone call between our publisher, Kristi, and her deployed husband Jason, turned into a month-long project in our office. Our goal was to create 29 quilts to ship to Jason’s unit! These soldiers were cold!  Government issued sleeping bags are short.  Especially for these six-foot-plus soldiers who are…


Quilts in Afghanistan!

Our quilts made it safe and sound and here are a few of  Task Force Red Bulls with their quilts! We hope these keep you all warm and safe and thank you for serving to protect our freedom that we are so thankful for! The Fons & Porter staff


A good feeling!

What a good feeling to hear that most of the quilts have already made it to Afghanistan! We were wondering how long it might take them to get there. They were not only surprised that they were actual sizeable quilts, but that we had personalized each one with a name tag,  thanking them for their service.…


29 on their way to Afghanistan

Pictured above is Dave Brown with ‘Millie’ The last quilt has come off the longarm! The ’29 Quilts to Go’ project has been a great success thanks to everyone who helped, including those that stood on standby, just in case.  What started as a phone call between Kristi (the Publisher of Fons and Porter’s Love…


Soldier Quilt Progress

We have all of the tops pieced and a good share quilted and out to be quilted – Yea! Here’s a few we caught on their noon break. Tiffiny, our Customer Service Manager and a beginning quilter, has quickly blossomed into a full fledged quilter – we’re so proud! And hey! Who let Kristi loose…